Student exchange

Student exchange

Biology Education Centre has a lot to offer in student exchanges. Both for current students going abroad, or students at other universities coming to Sweden.

If you already are a student at IBG, you can find more information about going out for exchange studies on our student pages.

Exchange studies – coming in to Uppsala University

If your home university has a student exchange agreement with Uppsala University, you can apply to the courses at Uppsala University that are taught in English. You can view these courses under courses. Your application should be to your home university who makes the selection of applicants.

You can view all the universities with which Uppsala University has exchange agreements with at Uppsala University central webpage.

In addition, Biology Education Centre has international exchange agreements of its own with several universities in Europe. These universities are listed below. If your home university is not listed, please contact our Student Exchange co-ordinator (for contact see bottom of this page) to find out whether we have an exchange agreement with your home university.

Partner Universities

IBG has agreements with the following universities.

Note that the spots for Edinburgh, Granada, Lyon, ETH Zürich, Wien, Prag, Tartu and Heidelberg are not eligible for spring 2023 applications. 

Austria

Austria doesn’t have the same semester periods as we do, but instead a winter and a summer semester.

Universität Wien
Offer a large amount of courses given in English within biology. Courses within molecular biology are however not included in our agreement, but might be possible to arrange when the student has arrived. Students can only be admitted for one semester for a start, but at arrival they can apply for an extension and stay for a full academic year.

Belgium

KU Leuven
Courses given in English in many fields of biology.
Possibility to do a degree project within the exchange.
Course catalogue.

University of Namur
Courses given in English at advanced level mainly within cell and molecular biology, microbiology, biochemistry and ecology. Most courses are offered during the autumn semester.
Possibility to do a degree project within the exchange.

Czech Republic

Charles University Prague
Courses given in English in many fields of biology.
Course catalogue. 

Estonia

University of Tartu
Courses given in English in many fields of biology.
Possibility to do a degree project within the exchange.

France

ENS de Lyon
The University has a master programme in Bioscience, where the second year is exclusively given in English. Exchange studies within that programme is mostly suitable during the autumn semester. It is however possible to do a degree project during the spring. To be admitted to exchange studies to Lyon, an average of grade 4 is required.
Course catalogue

Université Grenoble Alpes
The university offers a large amount of courses in English within structure biology, development biology, neuroscience, immunology, infection biology, microbiology, cancer biology, epigenetics and nano biotechnology. Courses in ecology and biodiversity are given in French.
For more information, see the following link.
Bachelor courses and first year master courses are given in French. Course catalogue. 

Germany

Germany doesn’t have the same semester periods as we do, but instead a winter and a summer semester.

Universität Freiburg
Courses given in English at advanced level within cell and molecular biology, immunology, microbiology and neuroscience.

Universität Hamburg
Courses in English in within molecular plant science. Other fields in biology are primarily given in German. Possibility to do a degree project within the exchange.

Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg
Courses given in English in many fields of biology, but only for master students.
Possibility to do a degree project within the exchange

Universität Tübingen
Courses given in English at advanced level within evolution and ecology, cell and molecular plant biology, molecular biology and neurobiology.
Possibility to do a degree project within the exchange

Greece

University of Crete
Four master programmes in biology are given in English. During the exchange you can take courses within molecular biology, biotechnology, plant science, marine biology, ecology and conservation. A degree project is possible during the exchange.
For bachelor students, only laboratory and practical courses are given in English. It’s recommended to combine these with the bachelor thesis. As a bachelor student you are not allowed to take master courses.

Italy

Università Degli Studi di Trieste
Courses given in English at advanced level in neuroscience, medical biotechnology, global change ecology and functional genomics.
Possibility to do a degree project within the exchange.

The Netherlands

Radboud University Nijmegen
Courses given in English within the whole field of biology. The university has a particularly strong field within microbiology and aquatic biology.
Possibility to do a degree project within the exchange.

Universiteit Leiden
For bachelor students, courses in English are offered during the autumn semester as a 30 credit minor in either biotechnology, human evolution or biodiversity.
During spring semester, students do a 30 credit project.
At master level, courses in the whole biology field are offered in English.

Universiteit Wageningen
The university offers courses in English in many fields of Biology, both at bachelor and master level. For instance, there is as master programme in Bioinformatics and is therefore a good choice for students studying bioinformatics at UU, but the exchange is suitable for most students within biology.

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
In the autumns, bachelor students are offered to attend a 30 credit minor in either ecology or evolutionary biology. Other fields, such as neuroscience, could also be possible. Apart from this, regular courses in English, in many fields of biology are given throughout the year for both bachelor and master students.

Switzerland

The Universities in Switzerland are not part of the ERASMUS-programme, but as an exchange student, you will receive a scholarship with a similar amount as the ERASMUS grant. The Swedish study finance system CSN won’t however allow students to have the Swiss mobility scholarship at the same time as CSN. As a student, you will need to choose.

Universität Bern
Courses given in English within cell biology, plant biology, ecology and evolution.

ETH Zürich
ETH is one of the highest ranked technical universities in Europe. To be admitted to exchange studies, an average of grade 4 is required. There are courses given in English in many fields of biology and also the possibility to do a degree project within the exchange.
An exchange is only possible for one semester, not a full academic year.

Université de Lausanne
The agreement with Lausanne is primarily for students within the MEME master programme and their master thesis.

Spain

Universidad de Granada
Offers a limited amount of courses given in English in biology. You also have the possibility to choose other courses within the faculty of science. If you have a good knowledge in Spanish (at least level B1), and are able to take some courses given in Spanish, you will have a lot more courses to choose from. The university only offers courses at Bachelor level. It is possible to do a degree project within the exchange, but only at bachelor level. Courses given in English in biology: Course catalogue.

United Kingdom

Exchange studies within the ERASMUS frame work will be possible until Spring semester 2023. For exchange studies more than six months, a student visa is required.

University of Edinburgh
Courses in a wide biological field. Only undergraduate courses are offered.

Application Deadline September 15.

To the following universities the application must be submitted by September 1st: Bern, KU Leuven, Leiden and Wageningen.

Contact

For questions and more information for each exchange agreement, contact the Biology coordinator for international mobility, Sofia Thorsélius exchange@ibg.uu.se

You can also book an appointment www.teknat.uu.se/boka

Last modified: 2022-06-21